What we do
The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.
OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:
- Accessible food and drinking water
- Healthy outdoor and indoor air
- Clean and efficient energy
- Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
- Quality natural resources
- Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
- Zero Waste
- Engaged students, stewards, and workers
Energy Benchmarking Working to cut energy waste in Philadelphia’s largest buildings by tracking and reporting citywide building performance.
Philadelphia Solar Rebate Encouraging property owners to install solar through a one-time rebate payment from the City.
Oct22EventGreen Building United Sustainability SymposiumAll DayEvent
Green Building United Sustainability SymposiumOctober 22, 2020All Day
Green Building United's Sustainability Symposium is a two-day virtual experience covering cutting edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices. Join GBU to celebrate this 10th Annual Conference and hear from experts from across the region and beyond as they discuss their current work, opportunities for social, environmental, and economic impact, and challenges ahead in the sustainability field.
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Oct24EventCobbs Creek Trail Clean Up9:00 am to 12:00 pmCobbs Creek Trail, Philadelphia, PA, USAEvent
Cobbs Creek Trail Clean UpOctober 24, 20209:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hoursCobbs Creek Trail, Philadelphia, PA, USAmapClean Air Council is partnering with DCVA, Keep PA Beautiful, PA DEP, Parks and Recreation, and others for a clean up on Saturday, October 24th from 9am-12pm at Cobbs Creek Parkway and Woodland Avenue(Blue Bell Inn). They are asking attendees to follow all COVID CDC guidelines, including mask wearing and social distancing and to signup online ahead of the clean up to secure a t-shirt.
There will be a raffle at the end of the clean up for the chance to win book bags, reusable straws, and water bottles!
Oct29EventMural Arts Charmin Webinar: Don’t Flush Our Future3:00 pm to 4:00 pmDigital EventEvent
Mural Arts Charmin Webinar: Don’t Flush Our FutureOctober 29, 20203:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hourDigital Eventmap
One of the Mural Arts Trash Academy's primary goals is to complicate the seemingly simple and straightforward issue of trash. The ‘implosion’ is a unique and fascinating research method for exploring hidden connections and complexities, developing concrete, situated knowledge, and helping us to understand the world as it is rather than as it is perceived. In response to COVID-related panic buying,Trash Academy's Charmin toilet paper implosion visualizes the way in which toilet paper "lives" in the world around us, and the world "lives" in toilet paper.
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